Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lady Jan's Daffodils

My tulips were a no show after the first year.
My grape hyacinths gave up the ghost after the second year,
and my crocus crocked after about three years.
My pretty daffodils are my only reliable naturalized (returning every year)flower.
My fancy Daffodils.
Here you can clearly see my shame!
Bermuda grass has taken over my garden.

10 comments:

Granny said...

We're beginning to see the beginnings of daffodils here. I think you're right; even thirty miles south makes a difference in the seasons (or what passes for seasons in CA).

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Heh, Heh, yeah, a couple months of burr, then hot--hot--h-o-t!

Where's the Spring and Fall?

Not here!

Your Lady Jan~

Sarah Elaine said...

This is the second post today I've seen with flowers!

We still have snow on the ground!

Janice said...

Hi Sarah,

Wow snow?

We see snow here about every 15 years or so. And it has only stayed (and not melted) in my life time--let's see when I was about a year old, and then when I was around 38.

Your Lady Jan~

Granny said...

Living in Canada does make a difference.

Janice said...

Well--Yes, snow and Cannada kinda go hand in hand.

grannyfiddler said...

being a canadian, i'd say 'snow and canada go hand in mitt'. and the hand STAYS in the mitt till april, here in Waynorth!

lovely pix of your flowers. my successes have all been the reverse of yours. crocuses thrive here, the grape hyacinths produce flocks of little babies, and the tulips return valiantly. daffodils, however, i've never had success with... and i love their sunny, smiling faces so!

Janice said...

Hi GF,

Hand in mitt--I love it! LOL!

I think the reason you have better luck is that the crocuses, tulips, and grape hyacinths is that they need the really cold weather you have there. After all the tulip was developed in Holland, and the others in cold countries too.

The daffadil I'm not so sure about, maybe Greece? But it must be warmer if it survies here! I like them too, I always think they look like a handless tea cup in a saucer. Also they are poisonious, so maybe the reason they survive in MY garden is the gophers wont eat them. Here's a link if you'd like to know more about this lovely flower:

http://www.geocities.com/thedaffodilgarden/daffodils.htm

Lady Jan~

grannyfiddler said...

i think it's more than climate - neighbors seem to be able to grow daffs... perhaps it's my soil, or some bug or something eats them. bugs will eat things gophers can't. still snowing and blowing here, but my heat mats should arrive any day. then i start my nursery for little green babies.

Janice said...

Hi G.F.,

Well, I was reading about Daffadils, and they are one of the most reliable and easy to grow flowing bulbs I think there is, they almost thrive on neglect.

Stay warm, and yay on the warm matts--let's hope they arrive soon, and the babies getting started soon. You'll have to post how it all goes for you.

Janice~